Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
A religion that does not have a central authority but shares ideas and cooperates informally.
A large and fundamental division within a religion
the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity
a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
A set of religious beliefs concerning the origin of the universe.
A division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations in a single legal and administrative body.
A church district controlled by a bishop
A religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location in which its adherents are concentrated.
of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament
Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion (or a religious branch, denomination, or sect).
formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live
Religion in which members are numerous and widespread and their doctrines might appeal to different people from any region of the globe.
A religion in which a central authority exercises a high degree of control.
a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme beingof many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a
Boundaries between the world's major faiths
the monotheistic religion of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
belief in a single God
journey to a holy place
a person who does not acknowledge your God
A religion that believes in more than one God
a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
a subdivision of a larger religious group
The belief in material things instead of religious things. This was a shift away from Medieval thinking.
Form of a tribal religion that involved community acceptance of a shaman, a religious leader, healer, and worker of magic who, through special powers, can intercede with and interpret the spirit world.
mixed source belief (religions that are a blend of two or more)
a religion that has originality and is not modernized
limited to one tribe
A religion that attempts to appeal to all people, not just those living in a particular location.
movement to create a Jewish nation in the middle east
conversion, to convert someone to a faith, belief, or cause